YouthSpark Profile: Lipda Jaruthien

YouthSpark Profiles highlight young people in Asia Pacific who are dedicated to changing the world through technology, and inspiring others along the way. Name: Lipda JaruthienCountry: ThailandOccupation: Marketing Analyst, SCG Performance Chemicals Bio: Lipda Jaruthien is a firm believer in the ability of every individual to create a positive impact on society. Since she and her…

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YouthSpark is Engaging Young Minds through Technology at Mano Amiga Academy

By Cheryll Ann Selda, Citizenship Specialist, Microsoft Philippines On 7 August, our Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners (SMS&P) team, together with Director, Diana Tibbs, held our best Financial Year Kick-off Activity at Mano Amiga Academy. Through our YouthSpark programme, Microsoft is supporting Mano Amiga Academy to help them make a real impact in their local…

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Public and Private Sectors to Drive Innovation for Social Good

By Mandeep Kaur, Community Affairs Manager, Microsoft Malaysia Last month, we announced a partnership with Malaysia’s Ministry of Youth and Sports to work on addressing the opportunity divide young people face in Malaysia. Such a partnership between the private and public sectors is a sure sign of how Innovate for Good, the main pillar of…

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Tech4Good Webinar Series :: Youth & Tech

Join us for this FREE webinar on Youth & Tech, Thursday, 12 December 2013, at 12:00 PM (Singapore time). Register today! Young people today live in an uber-connected world. Whether it’s texting on a mobile phone, using a computer at school or gaming with friends, technology is inextricably woven into young people’s lives. For nonprofits to remain relevant…

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Wheelchair Users in Bangkok Can Go Places with Augmented Reality App

Not everyone in Bangkok gets to fully enjoy its stylish malls, sprawling markets and magnificent temples. The city faces a severe lack of basic facilities to serve persons with disabilities. While Bangkok has yet to catch up with the needs of wheelchair users, some young innovators have decided to do something about this. A group…

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Ministry of Youth and Sports & Microsoft Malaysia Partner to Nurture Future of Malaysia’s Youth

Microsoft YouthSpark, a vital catalyst for driving the nation’s push towards an innovation economy, spearheaded by young entrepreneurs Today, in Kuala Lumpur, at the 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Microsoft Malaysia and the Ministry of Youth and Sports today announced an intent to partner through Microsoft YouthSpark to address the opportunity divide facing young people in…

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YouthSpark Alumni Visits Microsoft Singapore

This post was written by Hasna Tsaniya Rananti, known as ‘Nia’, who visited Singapore in April 2013. Nia graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication Design from Bandung Institute of Technology and is one of the co-founders of Nightspade, a mobile game development studio in Indonesia. The Microsoft YouthSpark Alumni member aims to contribute…

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Microsoft Innovate for Good Shows Strength in APAC!

Innovate for Good, a Microsoft YouthSpark program in partnership with TakingITGlobal, is a global community enabling youth to collaborate, inspire and support each other while using technology to make a difference in their communities. This global community of young social innovators benefits uniquely from Microsoft’s expertise as a leading technology company since 1975 and TakingITGlobal’s…

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Ask Me Anything: Microsoft Execs Share their Experiences with Asian Youth

Have you ever wanted to ask a corporate executive exactly how they got their start? Wondered if they had any regrets? Or wanted advice on planning your career? This week, in partnership with the Microsoft Asia Citizenship team, 51 youth from five cities across Southeast Asia, specifically Hanoi, Ho Chi Min City, Kuala Lumpur, Manila…

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YouthSpark Spotlight: Social Entrepreneurship and Changing Mindsets

This is part of a series of YouthSpark profiles where we highlight young people in Asia who are dedicated to changing the world through technology, and inspiring others along the way. Meet Karishma Daswani: Housewife. Home-maker. Entrepreneur. These are just some of the many faces of a modern Indian woman. For many years it was taken…

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